Showcase your animated work at the International Animation Festival! Mix & mingle with animation lovers as you network with animators, filmmakers and industry members from across the globe! Plus, your chance to win awards and potentially lock down a distribution deal with our partnered film distributors!

Submit now to be featured as part of the 2022 International Animation Festival!

Animation deserves all the praise in the world, and we're here to help give it the boost it deserves. We want our animation finalists top get the acclaim they deserve. Through our partnerships, our social media network and our festival itself, we're doing our part to take your animated work to the next level!

*We're also official partners of The Film Festival Network! If you're interested in taking your film career to the next level online, go visit FilmFestNetwork.com - Their interview packages and review publications are built to help independent filmmakers grow. It's an amazing platform, and it's a great community to be a part of if you're interested in growing your film career! -> FilmFestNetwork.com

The 2021 Film Festival is being held through an immersive online festival event venue that will span across 72 hours: Loaded up with resources, panels, interviews, masterclasses, accessible tools, networking opportunities, educational opportunities and of course, a whole lot of incredible, privately screened films. We can't wait to see you there!

Jury Award Prizes in the following categories:
Best Animated Feature
Best Animated Short
Best Student Animation
Best Story
Best Animated Music Video
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-There is no minimum running time.

-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1, 2018.

-All animated genres are welcome!

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

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  • It was a high honor to participate in the International Animation Festival. I am grateful that "Max Hopper Battles the Locust Swarm" was named a feature screenplay finalist, and I appreciate the helpful online resources the IAF provided during the festival period.

    December 2021
  • The international Animation Festival was such a wonderful festival to be a part of. A great support and so much excitement throughout the festival. Their communication was excellent and the program of selected films were also amazing pieces of art and stories.

    Thank you all for the Finalist selection and opportunity to be a part of the festival.

    December 2021
  • Ellen Weisberg

    Positive experience. Thank you for inviting us!

    December 2021